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Alexithymia as a mediator between attachment and the development of borderline personality disorder in adolescence.
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PMID:  23013337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Insecure attachment and the inability to identify emotions have both been put forward as possible explanations for dysfunction of the emotional system in borderline personality disorder (BPD). This study aimed to test a model according to which the influence of attachment on the development of BPD in adolescence is mediated by alexithymia. Borderline severity was assessed by means of the Structured Interview for DSM-IV Personality Disorders. Attachment and alexithymia were measured respectively with the Relationship Styles Questionnaire and the Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Mediation analyses conducted on 105 participants (54 with BPD and 51 matched controls) suggest that the role of security and negative model of self (i.e., preoccupied and fearful attachment styles) in the development of BPD symptoms are mediated by alexithymia.
Anne-Sophie Deborde; Raphaële Miljkovitch; Caroline Roy; Corinne Dugré-Le Bigre; Alexandra Pham-Scottez; Mario Speranza; Maurice Corcos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality disorders     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1943-2763     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pers. Disord.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710838     Medline TA:  J Pers Disord     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  676-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
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